Boot Uses Verbal Jackboots to Engage in “Border-Shaming”

Washington is filled with pontificating eggheads full of their own egos publishing in journals that nobody reads. The eggheads tend to follow a herd mentality and love to suspend all reason in regular attacks on the Trump Administration.

It’s time to address a shocking reality: There are now people in urban areas that so loathe and despise the nation’s consensus framework that they are prepared to attack any institution or person that represents the national tradition.

Apparently some of them can be found at the Council on Foreign Relations. So we read in a brand new piece from Foreign Policy Max Boot’s claim that the entire Republican Party is a white nationalist party. The piece is cited approvingly by the bigoted Southern Poverty Law Center.

Never mind that Boot never proves his contention that support for enforcing immigration laws and moving to a merit-based immigration process is motivated by white nationalism.

You’ve heard of body shaming? Well, today we have modern day “border shaming.” Those who support strong border controls are subject to constant attack and insult.

CFR should give Boot the Boot. His broadside attacks on those who defend the sovereign right of the nation to control its borders and enforce its immigration laws are beneath the dignity of the Council on Foreign Relations. These “quaint” notions may be passé to the Washington elite, but they are cherished by millions of Americans whose core interests are being undermined.

Boot himself is an émigré from the former Soviet Union who’s busy telling the rest of us that controlling immigration and promoting assimilation into a common culture is un-American.

Now he’s smearing and demeaning an entire political party and most Americans because he won’t agree that immigration needs to be limited and controlled. How can this be acceptable?

How out of touch can you be? Boot claims to be a senior fellow in “National Security Studies” when nothing about his background as an unremarkable journalist suggests any expertise in the subject. So instead he uses his perch to take cheap shots at an entire political party because it contains Americans with the courage to speak out on issues the public wants raised. Tiresome, boring, commonplace and unoriginal – the four great sins of swelled heads here “Inside the Beltway.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    What do you expect from a “journalist” who, predictably, can be said not to know the difference between his mouth and his anus.
    Speaking through the latter most all of the time.
    Nothing new except the penalties that those he so viciously maligns might decide some day that they’ve had enough and decide to ignore the messages and deal with the messengers. Directly. In a manner fitting them.

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    I like the article, but I deplore the widespread, unwitting conservative usage of liberal terminology, such as “homophobia,” “McCarthyism,” and “sexism.” The use of liberal terminology automatically establishes a liberal framing for the argument, which puts conservatives at a disadvantage even before the argument begins.

    The standard definition of “nationalist” is “one devoted to his nation; a patriot,” which should make any true American proud to be called a nationalist. The liberals, however, use a secondary definition of “nationalist,” one meaning “jingoism,” that is, an unreasoning, aggressive, threatening, warlike foreign policy combined with a contempt for others.

    The above article uses the liberal definition of “nationalist,” which makes anyone or anything associated with that term something wicked or evil. The article is therefore compelled to deny nationalism as a conservative motivation–an example of the effect of allowing liberals to automatically frame the argument.

    Since liberals control the media and academia, and since the media and academia control word usage, it may be impossible to correct this situation, but conservative writers should be aware of the situation and strive to avoid it.

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    George Peabody on

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    The Southern Poverty Law Center is the go-to source when you need to call any organization a “hate group”. Harper’s magazine is as liberal as they come, but over a couple decades they have consistently said that SPLC is a fraud. In one particular blog piece in March 2010 by Ken Silverstein he says they have:

    “A habit of casually labelling organizations as ‘hate groups’. In doing so, the SPLC shuts down debate, stifles free speech, and most of all raises a pile of money, very little of which is used on behalf of poor people.”

    A lot of the media is trying to cast Geert Wilders second place finish in the Netherlands election as a defeat for populism. This ignores the fact that five parties get votes and the incumbent Mark Rutte made a clear effort to steal Wilder’s thunder by adopting some of his positions, in fact telling immigrants to adapt or “go”.

    The head of the Dutch Labor party is Jeroen Dijsselbloem and he is also Eurogroup president. Eurogroup is the 19 nation group that manages the euro in the European Union countries that use it as currency. The Dutch Labor party dropped from 38 seats to 9, which is hardly any ringing endorsement of the EU.

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    My Take Dan

    I might be wrong, but I don’t think so and if Trump doesn’t do this in 2017 it will get worse.

    If he can’t plug the open border leaks and defamation of character accusations…its time to fire all old Executive and Supervisors [above GS-13] in the federal government and replace them with temporary retirees or other neutral sources to oversee replacing the open border moles. The horrifying slag rises to the top in bad economic times, take a scoop and remove it…do this to the DOD too.